Did you know that the recently announced preliminary budget proposal could negatively effect our friends on the streets? Our friends at The Contributor have the scoop:
Judy Tackett, interim director of the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission, said her agency has been working closely with USICH [U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness]. “Our partnership has been extremely helpful, especially as we focus on ending Veteran homelessness in Nashville,” she said. “It would be a huge loss to local communities and cities if USICH were to be cut.”
“Ending homelessness means building a systems approach that prevents homelessness whenever possible and when people lose housing, assist them quickly so that homelessness becomes rare, brief and a one-time occurrence for every individual and family,” Tackett added. “The USICH was essential in helping local communities talk about what ending homelessness actually means.”
Today, take time to read the rest of this article from The Contributor, and share it with your friends on social media to spread the word. In order to end homelessness in Nashville and beyond we must educate ourselves and our community, and protect the programs that help our most vulnerable friends!